Accident Ruins 800-Lb. Man's Date

Accident Ruins 800-Lb. Man's Date

There are 414 comments on the Newsday story from Mar 11, 2008, titled Accident Ruins 800-Lb. Man's Date. In it, Newsday reports that:

When Manuel Uribe went out on a date, he made all the necessary arrangements: a forklift to carry him out of the house and a flatbed tow truck big enough to haul the formerly half-ton man and his bed to a ...

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Slappy White

Jamaica, NY

#1 Mar 11, 2008
That's just freaking disgusting.
Anna

Glen Cove, NY

#5 Mar 11, 2008
He lost 440 pounds & is still 800 lbs? He started at 1,000 lbs+....how in the world do you let yourself get that big?

“WHATS A HEADLINE?”

Since: Sep 07

Arvada

#7 Mar 11, 2008
I've seen picture of this guy he is HUGE!!!! He'll never be normal size I doubt he'll get down to 500lbs.
Keyboard Commando

Jersey City, NJ

#9 Mar 11, 2008
I always wondered about these people. How do they actually get the food? At some point, their fingers have to be too fat to dial a phone (and get take out). No job, on disability/welfare presumably, it's gotta be tough to aquire that much food.
I know, it's a gland problem. The gland is 600 lbs.
OH BOY

Mount Carmel, PA

#10 Mar 11, 2008
Notice They said "GO OUT TO EAT"!!! Well there goes the diet!!!! He needs to be hospitalized NOT going out to EAT!! I have TWO WORDS FOR HIM>>> GASTRIC BYPASS!!!
mac

Garden City, NY

#11 Mar 11, 2008
So glad you whackos are so encouraging. How perfect are you? From the sound of all of you-none of you are!!

“Ahhhhh! R&R!”

Since: Mar 07

Coatesville

#15 Mar 11, 2008
How great for everyone to be so perfect! Good for him losing some of his weight. Keep up the good work.
Slappy White

Jamaica, NY

#16 Mar 11, 2008
mac wrote:
So glad you whackos are so encouraging. How perfect are you? From the sound of all of you-none of you are!!
Mac, you don't have to perfect to NOT WEIGH 800 pounds.
an eye opener

Holbrook, NY

#19 Mar 11, 2008
but for the grace of God, there go I. what a sad lot in life. we don't get to choose our addictions.
BETH

Boca Raton, FL

#23 Mar 11, 2008
I'm sorry but if I was his family member or friend I would not help feed him. It's pretty sad that nobody tried to get help for him even before he weighed 300pds.
Miss Forrest Gump

Bronx, NY

#26 Mar 11, 2008
I cannot believe that people are making such a big deal with this guy. It is disgusting. He is like a hero in his home town@!! His mother blamed the US on his eating habits when he lived in the States.... give me a break. Plus he's got his on TV crew to document the fact that he is obese and disgusting.
Esteeben

United States

#28 Mar 11, 2008
he used to be over 1,200 pounds?!? Even at his current 800 lbs, how is that living, being bedridden while your family cleans and feeds you like a damn PET?!?

I'd rather be dead then have this guy's life...
Williamsburg

Williamsburg, VA

#33 Mar 11, 2008
an eye opener wrote:
but for the grace of God, there go I. what a sad lot in life. we don't get to choose our addictions.
If your life is important to you, you learn to control them. When my jeans start to get tight, I don't complain and buy bigger clothes. I exercise and eat less so that my jeans fit well again. I refuse to let myself become obese.

“<insert witty comment here>”

Since: Jul 07

United States

#45 Mar 11, 2008
This guy has been bedridden since 2002 and claims to be a mechanic. How many cars has he repaired in the last 6 years?
Southbound

Kansas City, MO

#47 Mar 11, 2008
an eye opener wrote:
but for the grace of God, there go I. what a sad lot in life. we don't get to choose our addictions.
THIS is the attitude that enables all of the mentally weak. We actually do get to choose what happens in our lives. You are very confused.
Bill

New York, NY

#48 Mar 11, 2008
an eye opener wrote:
but for the grace of God, there go I. what a sad lot in life. we don't get to choose our addictions.
Who says?
Esteeben

United States

#49 Mar 11, 2008
KEVIN CAMELOT wrote:
<quoted text>i guess thats funny in p.a. this is n.y. you got to do better and no knock-knock jokes
ROTFLOL awesome, just...awesome!:-D
Williamsburg

Williamsburg, VA

#50 Mar 11, 2008
Southbound wrote:
<quoted text>
THIS is the attitude that enables all of the mentally weak. We actually do get to choose what happens in our lives. You are very confused.
I agree. In an earlier post I said that you can control your addictions. We all have bad habits. It's up to us to be lazy or to work on ourselves. I'd rather give up the desserts and exercise for 30 minutes a day than to spend my life bedridden.
mary

Southington, CT

#53 Mar 11, 2008
Williamsburg wrote:
<quoted text>
If your life is important to you, you learn to control them. When my jeans start to get tight, I don't complain and buy bigger clothes. I exercise and eat less so that my jeans fit well again. I refuse to let myself become obese.
well arent you just special dear...if it was that easy there wouldn't be over weight people in life - behind this are deep rooted issues - the same as a drug addict and or alcoholic - you are very ignorant and perfect i guess - no problems in your life correct.
Frodo

New York, NY

#55 Mar 11, 2008
Doesn’t matter if we have a gene that gives us a pre-disposition for an addiction or we acquire one later in life, there is help, control behaviors.
His family, there are enablers.

When you need a damn forklift to carry you, or haven’t been out of your house in years, that is just wrong.

How about some skinny jokes?

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